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NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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Mark Clementz samples teeth from the lower jaw of a manatee Understanding how ancestors of today's mammals responded to climate change
Research provides valuable insights for future environmental challenges
Released  August 18, 2014
Artist's reconstruction of Zanda Fauna from the Pliocene about three to five million years ago. "Out of Tibet" hypothesis: Cradle of evolution for cold-adapted mammals is in Tibet
Extinct Tibetan fox, ancestor of today's arctic fox, used Tibet as training ground for Ice Age climate
Released  June 11, 2014
Illustration of dinosaurs dying amid a volcanic eruption. Volcanoes, Not Asteroid, May Have Taken Out the Dinosaurs
New theory of dinosaurs’ demise looks to India
Released  December 8, 2008
Photo of skeletal reconstruction of Majungasaurus, a Late Cretaceous dinosaur from Madagascar. The Bizarre Creatures of Madagascar
Paleontologist David Krause describes his search for the ancestors of mammals that live in Madagascar today
Released  September 24, 2008
Striped fossil feather and recent woodpecker feather show melanosomes in dark, but not light, areas. Fossil Feathers Preserve Evidence of Color
Organic material reveals remnants of color pigments
Released  July 10, 2008

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